<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:27:30 -0700 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:27:30 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Petaluma Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:46:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Felony charges have been filed against a Petaluma teen for a crime spree that saw him steal 500 pairs of women's underwear.]]>
<![CDATA[Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:46:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP13062605022.jpg
This year, even the Statue of Liberty will be getting dressed up for Halloween, according to USA Today. The newspaper reports that Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham is planning to fly vividly colored...

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<![CDATA[Woman Named Isis Faces Backlash Over Name]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:50:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/isis-lawson.jpg
As the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS, continues to terrorize the Middle East, a California woman says she is facing backlash of their ruthless actions. That's because her name...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Vandalism Tour of National Parks Lands NY Artist in Trouble]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:18:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/graffiti-remover.jpg
Painting pictures over rocks and other once-natural views in national parks was a bad idea. Posting photos of the vandalism on social media was an even worse idea.

Photo Credit: National Parks Service]]>
<![CDATA[Humboldt Fire Crews Save Marijuana Harvest]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:35:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pot_house3.jpg
A fire in a marijuana drying room in Redway in Humboldt County was extinguished by firefighters, who also managed to save the cannabis.

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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Snakes on Subway Train]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:43:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/erichertzog-crop.jpg
Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train. Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the

Photo Credit: Eric Hertzog]]>
<![CDATA["He's a Little Stressed": 37-Lb. Biggie the Cat Gets Medical Help]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:58:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-13-14-BiggieCat.png
A troublingly overweight cat joined his thinner counterparts at the Riverside Cat Hospital as doctors hope to alleviate his constipation and potentially reduce his immense

Photo Credit: Nichole Agarwal]]>
<![CDATA[Strange Metal Object Falls From Sky]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mystery+metal+secaucus.jpg
Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday and want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from. The workers said the object...
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<![CDATA[Man Squeezes Woman's Toes in Parking Lot: Police]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:05:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/514298485.jpg
Police are searching for a man who allegedly got a bit too “touchy-feely” with a woman’s feet at a grocery store parking lot in South Jersey.

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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Pounces on Car in San Jose]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:43:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Surveillance video shows a mountain lion pouncing on top of a car in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Kangaroos Slug It Out]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:06:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/2014-10-07-kangaroo-fight.jpg
A pair of male kangaroos duked it out, pouch to pouch, in Australia.]]>
<![CDATA[Philippines Zoo Offers Python Massages to Visitors]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:05:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/2014-10-07-python-massage.jpg
A snake massage is the latest attraction at a zoo in the Philippines.]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin in Padded Underwear: Cops]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:44:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/underwear3.jpg
A Massachusetts woman arrested when police found heroin and pills hidden underneath her padded underpants told police she wore the unusual garment because "I don't have a butt," police say. Jill Roy, 33, and a...

Photo Credit: Evidence Photo
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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: $10,000 in Coffee Cans]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:09:32 -0700 NBC]]> NBC]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP041209016025.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Crabs Delay Flight]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:18:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Crabs-Generic.jpg
A flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport was delayed after crabs got loose in the plane's cargo hold, officials said. US Airways flight 890 to Charlotte Douglas International Airport was delayed about half an...

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Man Shoots Down Drone]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:18:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-file.jpg
A Cape May County, New Jersey man shot down a drone hovering over his neighbor's yard and taking pictures.

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<![CDATA[Prison in Potted Plant Killing]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:37:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Carmen+Montenegro+in+court+June+2+2011.jpg
A Southern California woman found guilty of stabbing her longtime boyfriend to death, dismembering his body and burying some of the remains in potted plants was sentenced to 26 years to life in...]]>
<![CDATA[Bumbling Burglars Botch Beer Theft]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:10:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bumblingbeerbandit.jpg
A pair of beer bandits fumbled their way through the crime as they tried to steal upwards of 72 cans of beer from an Oakland Park, Florida, convenience store. The two men were seen on surveillance video walking...

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Fever: Healthy or Not?]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:12:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pumpkin_facial_111612_ew_380.jpg
While many foods that contain "pumpkin" are automatically considered to be healthy, some pumpkin-flavored foods may actually be quite the opposite. Erika Edwards reports.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff: Burglar Rips Off Home with Toddler in Tow]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:06:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tot-n-robber.jpg
Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man suspected of driving a drunk man home before the beanie-clad suspect burglarized the residence, with a young toddler, probably his daughter, in tow.

Photo Credit: Screen grab from surveillance video/Santa Cruz County Sheriff
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<![CDATA[Spooky, Scary, Funny: Haunted House Reactions]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/July262012pic0084.JPG
Celebrate the season! For the past four years, Nightmares Fear Factory has been scaring these poor souls, much to our delight! Hidden cameras capture the visitors wigging out.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Kale Day]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:55:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/168635609.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:41:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[$45K Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen From NoHo Exhibit]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:40:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/file-ed-sullivan-statue-stolen-atas.jpg
A brazen burglar went to a North Hollywood exhibit and stole a solid bronze statue of iconic TV host Ed Sullivan worth an estimated $45,000, police said Monday. The 18-inch-long, 20-pound statue was...]]>
<![CDATA[Tired of 3-Piece Suit? Enter the "Suitsy"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:21:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/2014-09-29_12-27-28.jpg
San Francisco real estate developer Jesse Herzog has invented the look of a three-piece-suit into a comfy "onsie" for the man who just doesn't want to have to deal with the hassle of actually getting dressed.

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<![CDATA[Deer Swims in SoCal Pool]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:34:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/09_28_14__deer-encino-pool.jpg
A Los Angeles homeowner found a deer taking a dip in their pool on Saturday and caught the swim on camera. It appeared the deer accidentally fell into the pool after getting trapped in the pool cover,...

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<![CDATA[Guests Sneak Into Hotel, Bathe, And Leave]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
Two suspects, still unknown and at large, sneaked into a Half Moon Bay hotel in order to take a shower. They then made a clean getaway.

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<![CDATA[Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:43:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/animal-stories-AP695366171172_0.jpg
A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with his adopted...

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<![CDATA[Flea Infestation Shuts Down Hayward School]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:30:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0922-2014-RuusElem.jpg
Students at Ruus Elementary School in Hayward got the day off Monday after staff discovered a flea infestation on campus.

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